. . . the influential classes, and
those who take upon themselves to be leaders of the people, are fully liable
to all the passionate error that has ever characterized the maddest mob.
Hawthore, The House of Seven Gables, 1850.
Your university's ethics tribunal, if it is staffed by true believers in its aims, is a tinderbox
of hysteria. It can ignite even sodden minds and set them raging in
— Eliminating Professors, 1998.
I've never regretted building this fence to accommodate a box planter on the railing. Here it is planted with Iron Cross Oxalis, a lovely bulbous perennial from Mexico. It rarely survives the winter in Niagara, so I harvest the tiny bulbs in the fall for replanting in spring.